Medical Treatment in the Case of Severe Coronary Artery Disease

  • O. Oldenburg
  • R. Erbel
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In Europe, every year up to 63,500 patients undergo coronary bypass surgery and more than 147,700 patients percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) [1]. Additionally, the thrombolytic therapy of acute myocardial infarction results in an increasing number of patients surviving coronary artery disease (CAD) with and without heart failure. Repeated coronary interventions and coronary bypass surgerys are common. The treatment of these patients imposes special demands on the physician. In the following we describe the medical therapy of patients with advanced CAD with and without heart failure.


Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Homocysteine Level Severe Coronary Artery Disease Cholesterol Blood Level Nitrate Tolerance 
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